60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Paderborn
Fly:  33​h
1
Tanunda
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 5 nights
+3
bus + Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h
5
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Mooloolaba
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
9
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
10
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Leura
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
12
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
13
Perth
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
14
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Paderborn

4
nights
Tanunda

Tanunda ©
One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
Go for a jaunt from Tanunda to Hahndorf to see The Cedars about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards, identify plant and animal life at Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, and stop by Thorn-Clarke Wines.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tanunda trip itinerary builder website .

Paderborn, Germany to Tanunda is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paderborn to Tanunda is 8 hours. In March, Tanunda is much hotter than Paderborn - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Tanunda

#Wineries, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Angaston, Barossa Valley, Marananga, Nuriootpa, Greenock
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:
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Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
The Cedars ©
The Cedars
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 4th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

Drive from Tanunda to Melbourne in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Melbourne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Parks, #Museums
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 4:
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art

5
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 7th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and do some two-wheel cruising with Trail Bike Adventures.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, Cairns is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 11:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cow Bay Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

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Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by combination of bus, car, and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

5
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Spend the 15th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 16th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, stroll through Wonga Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mowbray National Park.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In April in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Go for a jaunt from Brisbane to Main Beach to see Sea World Theme Park about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Brisbane by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. In April, Brisbane is little chillier than Port Douglas - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 23:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

4
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mooloolaba: McCarthy's Lookout (in Maleny), Noosa River (in Noosaville) and Noosa (Noosa National Park & Noosa Main Beach). There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at SunJet Simulations, look for gifts at MaisyMoo, stroll through Australia Zoo, and kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mooloolaba trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Brisbane to Mooloolaba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Mooloolaba can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Caloundra, Noosa, Australia Zoo, McCarthy's Lookout, Noosa River
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa River ©
Noosa River

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head, and step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Mooloolaba to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 2:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

5
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, wander the streets of The Rocks, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In May, daytime highs in Sydney are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Nielsen Park
Find places to stay May 2 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (The Three Sisters & The Giant Stairway). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and stop by The Nook.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Leura travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Sydney to Leura by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Sydney in May, Leura is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Leura

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay May 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

1
night
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally contemplate the long history of Battery Point. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and then stroll through Long Beach.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Leura to Hobart takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. When traveling from Leura in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Hobart, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Talijancich Wines (in Herne Hill). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, do a tasting at Tyler's Vineyard, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Perth takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in May, with highs in Perth at 25°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wineries

Side Trips

Whiteman, Millendon, Fremantle Prison, Talijancich Wines
Find places to stay May 13 — 16:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water, make a trip to Mirrai Lookout, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, and take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay May 17 — 21:
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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